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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 12, 2009 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: missed opportunity

When the Dead drop a tune or not play it live at all you forget they are actually Dead tunes. I was listening to the Winterland run from 77 and chose it specifically for If I Had the World To Give. One of those great, under appreciated songs. The song seems very difficult to play and even in 77 when Garcia's voice wasn't that shot he's having trouble hitting the notes so I'm guessing it was a reason for it never making the rotation. I really love this song and would have been a nice post space addition to the line up. I'm going to check out that Cleveland show that someone recommended the other day. I think that has one of the 3 live performances of this tune.

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Poster: vapors Date: Nov 12, 2009 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: missed opportunity

I’m with you guys on this song - moves me every time. Fun to play on the guitar too.
Red Rocks
http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-08-30.set2-sbd.barbella.8038.sbeok.shnf
Winterland
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-10-17.sbd.miller.89257.sbeok.flac16
Cleveland Music Hall
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-11-20.sbd.miller.95244.sbeok.flac16

Another song, while maybe not as complex, but beautiful to my ears is Believe It Or Not which didn’t stay long either. I never heard it live because due to a family crisis I did not see one show in 1988, but when a good friend mailed me a tape with this song, it hit me hard and I longed to be back with Jerry. (got back on the bus spring 89)

(ps. lobster I believe you meant 78)

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Poster: buscameby Date: Nov 12, 2009 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: missed opportunity

I have recommended this tune several times here, the Winterland is probably the cleanest while I am partial to THE RED ROCKS version which I was grateful *S* to hear.

I'm not overly impressed with Cleveland which my be why they never played it again.

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